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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2007

WGS 393 • Sociology of Sexualities & Methodology

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Course Description

This graduate seminar examines the different qualitative methodologies in the sociology of sexualities. The goals of this graduate seminar are: 1) to examine major qualitative approaches for the study of sexuality from a sociological perspective; 2) to discuss the issues and concerns with regard to gender, race and ethnicity, class, same-gender sexualities, and activism associated with sexuality research in the social sciences; and 3) to study and critique published sexuality research based on qualitative methodologies. This course incorporates feminist informed paradigms that have been used to develop sexuality and gender research projects aimed at promoting social justice and change. This seminar is of benefit to graduate students not only in sociology, but across a wide range of disciplines and areas of specialty including but not limited to anthropology, psychology, education, media, among others.


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